Probation officer stress: Is there an organizational solution?

Date
2000-06
Authors
Slate, Risdon N.
Johnson, W. Wesley
Wells, Terry L.
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Administrative Office of the United States Courts
Abstract
Reviews research on factors in probation officer stress and possible organizational remedies. Findings from stress studies include a direct correlation between occupational level and job satisfaction; significant causes of stress from unnecessary paperwork, lack of time to accomplish the job, financial concerns, uncertainty about retirement benefits, insufficient mileage reimbursement, and family matters; and a greater propensity for quitting among entry-level probation officers and among better educated and minority probation officers. Findings on possible organizational remedies include an emphasis on participatory management as a means of reducing probation officer stress and/or burnout. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
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Correctional personnel, Job stress
Citation
Slate, R. N., Johnson, W. W., & Wells, T. L. (2000). Probation officer stress: Is there an organizational solution? Federal Probation, 64(1), 56–59.
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